Not that they were a big deal, but it was nice to see if your readers found your hub useful or interesting, etc. Now the buttons seem to have disappeared. Is this another innovation to improve HP? We are drowning in innovations!!! The voting buttons added a personal touch to our hubs and HP.
Yes, yet another in a myriad of changes lately that I find annoying. It was posted on the blog conveniently after it was already implemented yesterday - along with other things like a Hub editing program we can't opt out of and other "fun" things. I suggest looking at the latest blog posts and the forums... sigh.
Hi Mary, I asked this question yesterday and found out they are phasing the thumbs up/down out as well as the awesome, etc. There is a forum explaining. I was always mindful to vote up and across as appropriate. I wish they up the awesome, etc. But glad they are doing away with the thumbs down because I believe it was abused by trolls who just might not like the topic and vite down even if well-written. I do like the larger link photos of our related hubs.
Don't feel bad. I missed the newsletter we got the 19th about the changes in HubPro. There will now be HubPro Premium and HubPro basic. No one can opt out of basic. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/132580
I had not noticed being out for awhile; thanks for bringing it to attention. I don't know what to think! Have to wait and see. Maybe they know what they are doing and probably much easier on their engines! lol
I agree, Mary. I always used them, and with pride and encouragement. Never used the thumbs down one, and I would have been happier had they done away with that one, alone. I'm curious as to how this will change the scoring system as I assumed the votes were taken into consideration.
It's been pointed out on another thread that the voting buttons probably mean people are LESS likely to use the "share" buttons.Hubbers like to support other Hubbers and it's all too easy to hit the voting...